Coconut Black Rice with Dates and Cinnamon

Author Notes: I'm a porridge addict. My tummy never gets tired of starting the day with a steaming bowl of oaty goodness but I do look forward those slow weekend mornings that give me the time to cook this thai inspired breakfast. Its also pretty great as a comforting pud!sarah cotterell

Serves: 2


  • 1 cup Black Rice, soaked overnight
  • 6 Fresh dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice, I used oat...
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 banana, mashed
In This Recipe


  1. Drain and rinse the soaked rice. Pop in a saucepan with a tiny pinch of salt and cover with plenty of fresh water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins.
  2. Drain rice and return to the pan, this time adding the milk, coconut cream, 1/4 cup of water, mashed banana and nutmeg.
  3. Again, bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat, string frequently, until thick and creamy. This should take about 15-20 mins.
  4. Serve with a dollop of coconut cream, some toasted hazelnuts and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Maybe even with a cup of masala chai, for a real treat.

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